Wintertime Songs

Jingle bells

Silent night


deck the halls

mistle toe

I saw mommy kissing santa clause

santa baby

winter wonderland

Christmas in hollywood – Hollywood undead

we wish you a merry christmas

All I want for christmas is my two front teeth

O little town of bethlehem

let it snow

on the first day of christmas

jingle bell rock


white christmas

frosty the snow man

grandma got run over by a reindeer

12 days of christmas

rudolph the red nosed reindeer

The christmas song

Santa clause is coming to town



Guitar festival

This is tentative date for the guitar festival.

More details to follow.

Youtube videos

Hey folks,

If you have any suggestions for youtube videos to start the day, post them in the comment section below…


October 12th Assignment

Friday I assigned you the job of finding ten (10) songs you want to learn how to play, and to do a listening for the seven elements of music.  One person had it done yesterday, so I extended the deadline.

That is still due today.

Your assignment for today is as follows:

You are going to create chord sheets for two (2) of your songs.

Search or other internet sources for a chord version of two of your songs. 
Try to pick songs that we allready know the chords for.
Your chord sheets must include:

  • Song Title
  • Artist \ composer
  • Chord reference chart – containing charts of all chords used in the song
  • Lryics with corelating chord names on top for at least one verse and chorus, as well as any part that differs from the song form (bridge, coda, etc).
  • Additional verses do not need to have chord symbols on top
  • Your name
  • a copyright free graphic that goes with the meaning and feel of the song
    • X:\canadian clipart collection
    • X:\CD Shared Resources (corel)\CorelWP12\Graphics\clipart
    • X:\CD Shared Resources (corel)\CorelDraw 12\Clipart
      • previous 3 also found at S:\kools\
    • must photocopy well ( try for black and white, or clipart )
  • Strumming pattern
  • Link to Youtube video of song – not how to play video

Use whatever program you feel comfortable with, but I recommend Corel Draw

Due: Monday October 17th

Marked out of 10

10 –  All required parts are accounted for, clear and artistically co-ordinated
9 – All required parts are accounted for, and well executed.
8 – All required parts are present and
7 – Most required parts are present
6 – Some required parts are present
5 – Few required parts are present
4-0 – Wrong or no required parts are present

SONG: I will follow you into the dark – death cab for cutie

I will follow you into the dark by Death cab for cutie


Chord game

Here it is, as promised!
Chord game



Test day was today, and I was kind of disapointed.

What I was expecting:

  • fluid transitions between chords
  • Ease of playing
  • Correct rhythms

What I heard

  • Jittery transitions with
  • Huge gaps between chords
  • inconsistant rhythms, and hesitations
  • lack of practice

Come on guys, we need to pull it together. 


Practice shorter, but more frequently.  Create those Zen moments where you can do it in your sleep.

Practice with friends – challenge eachother to do better

Come in for extra help


Keep working guys


Song: I will follow you into the dark – death cab for cutie



Chords:I will follow you into the dark

Song: Heart of Gold by Neil Young

Neil Young’s Heart of Gold

Chords: heart of gold

Strumming Pattern:

  • One strum per chord
  • Two strums per chord
  • strumming as per chord sheet.

Song: I’m Yours – Jason Miraz

I’m Yours By Jason Miraz

Chords: im yours

Strumming Pattern:

  • One strum per chord (2 bars long 8 count)
  • One strum per bar (4 count)
  • dudu udududu udu